緯度0大作戦 (Ido Zero Daisakusen)
Saturday, March 25, 7 PM
Latitude Zero © 1970 Toho Co. Ltd.
FILMSaturday, March 25, 7 PM
Introduction by Mark Schilling, series curator.
Starring Joseph Cotten, Cesar Romero and Richard Jaeckel—then Hollywood actors well known to Japanese fans—Latitude Zero was Toho's attempt to make an "international" film, though the studio had to downsize the budget when its U.S. production partner bailed. Nonetheless this genre mash-up of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Lost Horizon and The Island of Dr. Moreau has its charms, from its sleek giant submarines to an undersea Shangri-la, ruled by Cotten's urbane, benevolent sub captain, that still looks inviting.
1969, 89 min., HDCAM, color, in Japanese with live English subtitles. Directed by Ishiro Honda. With Akira Takarada, Joseph Cotton, Cesar Romero, Masumi Okada.
Tickets: $13/$10 seniors & students/$9 Japan Society members
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